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HSE&T Corner

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Departments, March/April

The hazards associated with working high above the ground on a drilling rig presents significant safety concerns, from the potential of a well blowout to the possibility of a worker losing his or her footing and falling…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Departments, March/April

Statoil’s Board of Directors has appointed Eldar Sætre as its new President and CEO. Mr Sætre has been acting as President and CEO since 2014 October…

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From the Chairman: To address human factors challenges, industry must commit to put people first

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

April 22, 2010, was a day that irrevocably changed our industry. The Macondo incident tragically highlighted areas in which we could, and should, have done better…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC believes in the importance of continually improving performance for the drilling industry. In support of that mission, IADC is launching the Chairman’s Anniversary Award to recognize field-based individuals…

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Canadian market cools as weather warms, prices fall

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

As frost on the ground gives way to spring thaw and oil prices stay low, Canadian drilling contractors are packing up rigs early in preparation for next winter…

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Perspectives: David Pavel, Welling and Company: Impact of early-career field experience reverberates long after

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Departments, March/April

Creative problem solving has played a major role in David Pavel’s career. From his first job as an engineer to his current position as President of Welling and Company, Mr Pavel has found success…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its third XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jackup, the Maersk Integrator…

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Middle East wells confirm high build-rate rotary steerable system

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Since the late 1990s, rotary steerable systems (RSS) have revolutionized drilling and redefined how far directional drilling can go. Extended-reach drilling, multilaterals and deepwater drilling have been brought up to…

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Multilaterals yield additional production from existing wellbores

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

As the price of oil and budgets both continue to fall, the ability to quickly and efficiently increase reserves and production capability at minimal cost becomes an even greater priority for operators around the globe..

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Going full DGD: New system offers alternative well control approach

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Dual gradient drilling (DGD), a technique long studied by the offshore drilling industry for downhole pressure management, is no longer defined simply by the use of two fluid gradients…

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